- Scholarship Program National Launch
Press Conference: National Launch of Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarship Program
The national expansion of the Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarship Program was announced during a press conference and luncheon on May 19, 2015, at the Design Exchange in Toronto. The event was hosted by The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney, Vice President of the Horatio Alger Association of Canada. Other Horatio Alger Members in attendance included Prem Watsa, Association President, and his fellow Board Members Rebecca MacDonald and Rick Waugh, and Isadore Sharp.
Guest speakers included Pierre Poilievre, Canada’s Minister of Employment and Social Development, and Bruce Heyman, United States Ambassador to Canada. Solomiya Salo, a third-year Ryerson University student, who won the Horatio Alger Ontario Scholarship in 2012, also spoke about her adversity and the positive impact the Association has had in her life and academic career.
Other dignitaries present for the announcement of the $10-million endowment for the national expansion of the Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarship Program included astronaut Chris Hadfield, Toronto Mayor John Tory, and Juno-award winning quartet The Tenors who serve as Horatio Alger Envoys.